I've had these pepper plants for a year and a half now. They weren't 100% healthy when I bought them. The actual plan was to pick the fruits and then bin the plants, but I felt bad doing that! They had gotten lots of bugs on my balcony, so I applied soapy water and alcohol and rinsed and replanted them. They have been doing great, giving me good fruits, but I could never get rid of the curly leaves. (Here is my previous question regarding this.)
A while back I went away for a month, (I attempted to give them a self-watering system), and came back to see lots of leaves that looked burnt/dried. I trimmed them, and they had started doing okay again, but now there are loads and loads of annoying brown bugs. I've applied an alcohol/soapy water spray over and over, but it hasn't helped. The last time was around 10 days ago when I was going to leave for a week, and I decided that I'd bin them forever if the bugs weren't gone when I got back. Not only are they still there, but there are many more of them, and they're killing all the blooms and baby fruits.
Is it worth attempting to fix them or should I just bin the whole thing?
P.S. They're next to my tomato boxes, all sitting inside a south-facing window shelf. I confess that some of the tomatoes are also mildly infected, but since the tomatoes won't last long, I'm not too worried.
I have a bonsai ficus, and some African violets, on the other end of the house, at the north-facing windows, and I'm paranoid that they've got the curly leaves from these peppers as well. (It's not just paranoia, as I think I can see that the leaves are curled!)
I've also gotten a cactus recently, and I hope that one survives!