The saga continues...at the beginning of the summer I made some self-watering planters out of all of my 5 gallon coconut oil pails. I planted a variety of the tomato seedlings that our farmer's market neighbor vendors were selling - some heritage, some not, one cherry, one plum type...a variety. None specifically for container growing but I didn't know to ask. They've grown well in their (surprisingly expensive!) cages and keep putting out flowers, but most of the tomatoes that I've seen forming have blossom end rot. I watched Youtube videos, read gardening advice, waffled over adding lime or not adding lime, finally added some. We havent gotten a single edible tomato yet although there was ONE almost-ripe cherry tomato on one of the plants today, By tomorrow, a squirrel will probably have eaten it. We haven't had any diseases, pests, or any of the usual problem, except for blossom end rot. They say it's a water intake problem, and/or a calcium problem. I gave them some tomato fertilizer today. Fingers crossed. This is not a money saving venture. Between the potting soil and fertilizer and cages and weed cloth and seedlings...I really appreciate farmers now though.