“Gardening” soil versus “potting” soil?

“Gardening” soil versus “potting” soil?

Hi everyone, I think i may have made a mistake when i was out shopping today. I'm a container gardener, and so i was looking for some herb plants and soil to fill up my outdoor pots. However, in the shopping confusion, i seem to have come home with a giant bag of "Gardening soil" that says nothing whatsoever on the bag about being used for potted plants. Will i be compromising the health of my container plants if i used this instead of a potting mix? I am worried that maybe there is a difference in water retention or fertilizer content. Any advice would be most appreciated!
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