Dunno about enderio, but I used to do my distribution with railcraft. It has a Loader and Unloader (advanced versions) that let you keep certain amounts of things in containers. So I was able to keep 1 stack of 8 types of sapling in the planter block, and move all the excess into the Bio Reactor machine that gets more efficient with more organic types, spreading it out so 1 type couldn't fill all the slots. (I forget its name, BioReactor?)With EnderIO item pipes is there a decent way to meter items out to various destinations? For example, with BC pipes I was able to use a diamond pipe and then put like 3 of an item in one direction and 1 in another color path. This would roughly give me 25% of my output down one path and 75% the other. That way I could output sapplings from my MFR tree farm to an autocrafter to make plant balls and run them through 2 macerators to regenerate dirt lost. Now that I switched to EnderIO pipes I end up with too much stuff going to that dirt generation system and not enough to my biomass production.
I'm guessing I can do a timer, but wanted to avoid that if possible.