My first post was last night re cold weather. All seemed to survive and I appreciate all the info.
I have 12 hot/superhots from Chiliiplants in 4 20" pots on my west facing balcony in DC. I had great success 5 years ago but in the past few years have been plagued with pests. Mostly aphids but also whiteflys. I threw out everything except a fig tree and a pot of lavender and started fresh this year. Insecticide soap doesn't seem to help and I don't want anything harsher. Any thoughts? I am using Bumper Crop potting soil and seaweed fertilizer.