You can pinch / crush the stem and bend it over to a better location to utilize the light to it's fullest potential and keep your top Colas from growing into the light and getting light burn. This far along the stem will be more ridged so it my be hard to crush between your fingers. Take your time, pinch, squeeze and roll it back and forth between your thumb and forefinger until it is flexible. You may need to use stakes or ties to manipulate and promote good light coverage. If you are not to aggressive, you'll be surprised at how fast it will recover. I have a friend that didn't top or train when young and he ended up growing a tree like plant and worried the neighbors would see it. Instead of training it, he just chopped the top off during mid season. What a waste of awesome bud potential. Besides some training stress can promote a favorable stress response like increased trichome and cannabinoid production. Read up on training your plants and have fun with it. Learn by doing. You may get other advice, although that's what I'd do.
I am a newbie in strains growing. Can you write in steps on how to grow properly? I have seeds of Gelato 45 strainshttps://askgrowers.com/strains/gelato-45-strain-review. I like the flavor and taste of this strain. But I am afraid that I can spoil everything. Can you help?
Definitely showing some signs of heat stress. The bend and spoon look fine. It should swell and heal over a knuckle. Are those seeds (hermie), forming next to the spoon? I tried to zoom in but couldn't tell.
I find definite pro's and con's of defoliation. There are reasons to and not to do it. Times to and not to do it. Here is an example of when I choose not to remove those "Solar Panels" on a young plant as the energy is much needed. I just use the leaf tuck method like here(pic). The best of both worlds. Pretty soon I'll be removing lower limbs to force that energy up into the main flowers while improving air flow and making clones at the same time. If your fan leaves are toasted and no green left, no harm in removing and composting them. I feed mine to my worms.