Potting soil vs potting mix
Trying to do container gardening and on the EarthBox site as well other posts, everyone recommends using potting mix instead of potting soil.
1) What is the difference?
2) Is Ladybug Vortex considered to be a potting mix? The name is actually Ladybug Vortex Potting Soil but I just called the manufacturer and was told it is a soil-less blend. Here is the description of Vortex on their website:
"You will find the Lady Bug Vortex Potting Soils to be one of the best and most versatile potting soils in the gardening market today. The Vortex Potting Soil is a high performance formula that contains several types of compost, rice hulls, Texas granite sands, perlite, hadite and humates. We then add BioZome to further increase the microbial activity. The potting soil consists of a high degree of both fungal and bacterial micro-organisms. The Lady Bug Brand Vortex Potting Soil is different from other potting soils in that it does not contain any peat moss, saving endangered peat bogs from further depletion. Our Vortex Potting Soil is compost based, with added minerals, including Biozome.
The Vortex Potting Soil formula is very versatile so you can use it for all container grown houseplants, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. For succulents and cacti you may wish to add a little more perlite or coarse sand for extra drainage."