Hey DGC, I’m looking for everyone’s advice regarding topping.
I always top my plants at about the fifth node to ideally end up with a Bush that has ten tops. Somewhere along the line I decided that topping promotes a bushier plant and a more even canopy. I’m about to top a new round of plants but I’m second guessing this technique.
I’ve recently seen growers suggest topping should be avoided especially when ‘pheno hunting’ / growing from seed.
What are the downsides of topping? Could the stress cause herms? Does the change in the plants hormone balance caused by topping mess with the quality/rooting time of cuttings taken from said plant?
Thanks for your opinions✌🏻