I think it was aired in the 1990s. A group of scientists are doing research on a space station. One of the characters finished in the Physics department then became interested in molecular biology and artificial intelligence. He grow some plants in one part of space station. He had two sophisticated robots.
Space Island One did feature a physicist, Lyle Campbell, and he was working to make two service drones more intelligent, and he operated a garden/greenhouse.
(Does this count as a duplicate question?)
could that be Space: 1999? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999 Just a guess off the top of my head...