Can I cut a bud off my plant?
Similarly one may ask, can I harvest the top half of my plant?
To answer your question—yes, you can cut the mature buds from the top of the plant and clear the branches and leaves to allow better light penetration to the lower portion of the plant. And the lower buds will continue to grow and ripen and can be harvested a week or two later.
Additionally, can you harvest buds early? Growing weed plants and harvesting early will give you highly potent buds to smoke. This is because the level of THC in buds during the early stage of maturity is very high. By starting ahead, most growers maintain a harvesting pattern in order for the bulk of the crop to be harvested at an ideal time.
Keeping this in view, should I remove fan leaves during flowering?
You can remove fan leaves during flowering in much the same way you do during veg. Prune away large leaves that are overshadowing bud sites, as well as dead or dying fan leaves. One thing to keep in mind is that you should prune in intervals, giving at least a couple weeks between each session.
Will rain hurt my buds?
Not enough rain. Heavy rainfall when buds are dense and prone to mold.