I’ve never topped before so I need some direction lol. I’m just trying to do it for height control reasons (growing in a closet), but is topping necessary if I’m doing a small grow? Does it take longer to veg when topped?
Welcome to the Community ! personally I would give it a little time to recover from transplant I like to top at about six or seven full sets of leafs. I’m assuming we’re talking photo plants. Topping will basically slow down the upward growth ,an side branches with catch up to make a even canopy.
It’s a preference , personally I like to top my photos one time . No it does not take longer to veg if you top. You mention growing in a closet you might want to top one time your height could become a problem.
Generally a good idea to top above the 4th node or higher. She has probably recovered from the transplant after a week.
I usually top above the 4th node and then again after each successive 3rd node. I top once for the quick grows that I’ve done. It will only slow me down by a few days. I let the the 2 new mains grow up a bit before flipping her.
Suggestion: leave an inch of nub where you top (~1 inch above the node) so that the plant can develop a bigger knuckle where you’ve topped.