The main reason for owning a Farmbot was not the productivity. Building this machine up, understand how it works and even change functions so it fits all my needs.
You should be aware that the project is currently in development, so some functions are not fully working at this time. But the dev team is on fire and working every day to improve the software .
When I built my Farmbot there was no kit to order so I had to buy the parts and make it all somehow fit together. So it took me a lot of time. With that experience I’d definitely choose to buy the kit instead of building it myself.
I’m living in Germany, the seasons are pretty short and unpredictable. This summer I moved the FB into a greenhouse so I can use it until late autumn. It’s hard to say if it makes sense for you. Obviously you can’t grow anything in your garden when there is frost or snow in your bed.