I need to know the details on topping. Do I just get rid of the flower thing or take some leaves with it? Also, when do I do this, as soon as possible or wait for it to open?
Picture is from yesterday.
In the past, I've usually removed suckers with my fingers, just snapping them off. If I discovered one too big to snap easily, I cut it off with a knife.
This year, I made an effort to remove suckers as early as possible, with the thought that a sucker is not only a useless set of leaves...