What happens is that I have a question: "What type of soil should I buy for my windowbox?" that I look up online and get sucked down into a rabbithole of people fighting over types of compost and terms like soil amendments.
The simple answer is:
Windowbox/container= Potting mix
Garden= Potting soil
Windowboxes and containers are their own micro environment created by you, not Mother Earth. Potting mix actually contains NO SOIL, and therefore is very light and fluffy, thereby delivering more of the water and nutrients to the roots. I plan to remember that bags of Potting Mix are lighter to carry (thus me not buying it in the past bc I was thinking I wasn't getting my $ worth. HA! Joke's on me!).
As for gardens and raised beds, I started to read about soil but my brain turned to mush in about 5 minutes. Some people are waaaaay too into debating the nature of compost and manure. Listen, I don't have time or energy to get my car washed, let alone worry about soil amendments. So until the time I am done using my time to drive two boys around to numerous baseball practices and music lessons, I am not stressing about my topsoil. I'll add a little topsoil and compost of some sort in the spring and be done.