I just trimmed off 4 fan leaves off of my biggest plant. I have 3 plants in an AeroGarden and the biggest one was hogging all the light. I only trimmed leaves that were shading the other two plants, so they're pretty much all in tact on one side, and not so many on the other. When a plant is starting to flower (both biggest plants are already females with several budding sights) does it hurt at all to trim the fan leaves? As long as they have at least one solid layer does it really matter? I also trimmed some to let the smaller branches at the bottom get some light too. I hope this doesn't slow down the budding process, I know it won't kill it. Should you only remove them from the bottom branches or is removing them from the top okay too?