A purchase is the inventory item of a resource. Purchases are added in the Purchase tab, and for each purchase you can enter in a date, quantity, date acquired, and storage location. Entering purchases allows you trace your resource use back to specific purchases, as well as keep track of where your inventory is located on the farm.
Some examples purchases include include:
Each type of purchase has it own unique text entry fields so you can keep track of relevant information about that specific purchase. For example, for seeds you can track can record the GMO status of your seeds, and for your irrigation equipment you can enter in the field you intend to use it.
Tip: make sure to consider the definition of your resource before you add a purchase. If there are characteristics of the purchase that make how that resource is tracked on the farm (esp. for cost or traceability purposes) unique, then you might consider making a new resource for your new purchase.
Adding Purchases to Your Resources
When you purchase a quantity of a given resource, you can add it to that resource’s purchases tab. To do so, click on any given resource, go to its purchase tab, and click add a new purchase: