Help my first time outside

I’m wondering if my auto flowers are all right? The first one the leaves on it we’re looking not the healthiest so I remove them however I don’t know if I messed up by topping it and taking out the lease at such a young age? Is it going to die should I pull it out of the ground or should I just leave her alone

I wait to top after 5 nodes appear. Others do earlier like you. In general, the plant needs to be healthy and growing robustly.

Topping and transplanting outdoors is a double stressor…might take a week to rebound. Baby her in the meantime


Might want to put some mulch around it, that should help reduce the amount of dirt that’s going to get splashed on it from the rain, being a very short plant.