I like the cover around them. I was hoping to be that far along, but my girls turned out to be auto. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve already harvested 2 and am a couple weeks out from one more.
Normally, at your stage, I would have already topped and started some clones with it as well as some of the smaller lower branches. You would be surprised at the results and it will help with making sure your girls don’t outgrow their surrounding cover.
If you cut it properly, it will spread into a nice canopy. Unless you’re just trying to see if you can grow trees, I find I like the results of the topping.
We’re up for an amendment vote again this year. It’s expected to pass this time around since it’s a presidential year instead of mid-term like last time. I’ll grow a tree, just because, but I’ll still go with training for more vigorous plants.
Good luck this year. You will find much help along the way here.