Containers in outdoor garden - Saucers?
I planted cherry tomatoes in a large, plastic container on my North facing front lawn. There are several drainage holes at the bottom, and since I read that tomatoes need lots of water, I left the saucer under it. That plant is 3 feet tall, getting full sun for several hours, but the soil still feels moist on top - from over 24 hours since watering. It's been very sunny, but temps have stayed about 75 all week. Should I remove the saucer for better drainage?
Also, I want to bury the container a few inches into the dirt, to keep it secure from the weather and my neighbors. Would I leave or remove the saucer in that situation?
I have an eggplant plant buried 3 inches into the dirt, terracotta container with one big drainage hole in the middle - 1.5" across. I don't have a saucer for that one. Is the hole safe from garden bugs? I figure earthworms will be ok...