Honestly, I planted tomato seeds and basil seeds at the same time, so I’m not 100% sure what’s growing. But these little plants are incredibly fragile, and as they sit in a little pot of dirt in my window sill, I have to constantly manage how much sun they’re getting, how much water they’re getting, and it takes a lot of attention and care to keep them from wilting.
Some plants are hardy and you can sort of leave them alone, like my monstrous aloe vera plant, but at the end of the day you need to invest time and energy into them.
They’re just like the trust. In some cases trust grows quickly, in others you may need to put a lot of attention and care. But regardless, if you’re not thinking about it, trust will die from neglect, just like that potted fern you’re suddenly getting self-conscious about.