A: No drilling should be necessary. It sounds like your plant is root bound and maybe blocking the drainage system. I have many of these and during heavy rains I have seen water come out of the water indentation towards the bottom, but never sitting on top of the dirt.
A: If you're using this as a primary pot, then yes, you should drill out the holes. If using as a decorative pot, into which you set a primary pot, then no, you don't need to drill them out. In any case, any pot in which you have soil should have drainage holes. Whether or not your plants will be damaged by sitting in this much water depends on the plant.
A: No it did not.
A: It won't crack from the cold. However, if water has frozen in it and blocked the drainage holes, it might.
A: I've found that for tomatoes you need a 5 gallon container or larger for the tomato plant (one plant per pot) to thrive. I think this is too small. I've used a 20" pot for grape or plum and they produced a big yield!
A: Yes I have had those tomatoes in it but only put one plant each pot
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