so, it turns out you need a ton of tomatoes and other plants from harvestcraft. I've ran them through the harvester / planter combo and tried it that way, but it's too slow for me, so I set up a barrel of bonemeal that feeds (via hopper) into an autonomous activator placed above a tomato plant. When it harvests the tomatoes, it slots them into it's inventory. To keep the hopper from filling the inventory completely with bonemeal, I dropped a tomato in every other slot and let them stack up. The problem i'm having is that I can't keep itemducts / AE from pulling them out faster than they are going in. I set an itemduct on the output, set it to operate on high signal, pull out only tomatoes, and pull only 1 item (with a pneumatic servo) each time. I then set a redstone clock (extra utilities) to hav it pulse every few seconds. It still goes a bit faster than the tomatoes are going in. I'm sure there's a vanilla redstone circuit that I could set up to time it perfectly, but damnit, this is modded minecraft, is there any other way that you guys can think of to set up a really slow pulse (about 1 every 3-5 seconds or so) or some kind of device that will pull items out of the autonomous activator while leaving one tomato in each slot? the second option would be ideal, so I could leave it running while chunk-loaded, but i'll take anything at this point (I really miss the router from factorization or the timer from redpower) I also thought of using the rednet controller / cable from extra utilities, but I'm not sure exactly how to make that work, i've only ever used it for door security (this lever + this lever while standing on this pressure plate, for example) and to automate a smeltery.
any help is appreciated
^ My current setup, the idea was to have 9 autonomous activators running over a 3x3 patch with itemducts pulling from the barrel into the AA's for bonemeal, once I have the plants I need for the "hell's kitchen" questline, i'd feed the products into a crafting system to turn them back to seeds and then into a bioreactor (or 8) for biofuel & ethanol as my main power source.