Can tomatoes be grown with farm bot?


#1

Can tomatoes be grown using farmbot?
The videos look like the plant height and tomato cages would not be compatible.


#2

hi

The farmbot is currently 50cm over the soil so either you grow tomotoes vertically or you upscale the farmbot height
It would requires to adapt vslots, cables, leadscrew, etc…


#3

Ok! I’m confused. What do you mean by vertically?? I would think what I do now, with cages etc, is to encourage vertical growth. My plants are usually 4’ ± tall.


#4

sorry i meant horizontally


#5

A few more questions in this case:

  1. When you grow peas or tomatoes; do you use cages or structures for them to grow on? It seems like that would trip up a blind CNC, but then again it must adapt to plant height somehow…
  2. Without a cage or structure how do those grow? Just droop down to the ground and grow an lay against the soil? Does that cause problems with fruit/vegetable quality?
    Thanks