TL/DR: I'm competing in Lean Challenge 2012 - Help me build a 'Yelp for Seeds' by retweeting #leanvote2012-19

What is Urbsly?

In my previous post I gave a streamlined version of what I learned by talking to a few dozen gardeners: mainly, that the way I was thinking of the challenges facing gardeners was all wrong.

So, what problem eventually popped to the top of my list?

Figuring out what to plant is too hard.

There are a few potential ‘X for Y’ descriptions of what a solution might look like: Yelp for Plants, Ravelry for Gardens, Octopart for Seeds, or Goodreads for Gardeners.

In the end though, none of those seem quite right, and I am sure my solution will continue to evolve as I iterate based on feedback from users, but right now I can say that I intend to build Urbsly into the easiest way to discover and share the vegetable, fruit, and herb varieties that will do well in your garden.

If that sounds like a good idea to you, here is something you can do right now to help: I am competing in the Lean Challenge 2012, along with 23 other contestants. Whoever gets the most votes (and makes the most progress on their idea) before April 25th, wins.

So, vote for me by tweeting the hashtag #leanvote2012-19, and stay tuned for more progress reports.
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