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    Cheryl Boothby, aka the "Queen of Seed Packers," fills an order of beans that requires counting each one at the fullfillment center at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Gardening tools are stacked and waiting to be shipped to customers at the shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Employees scurry to fill, pack and ship seed orders worldwide inside the shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Seasonal employees, including Lindsay Peter, left, pack orders inside the shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Seasonal employees fill orders between tall stacks of herb, flower and vegetable seeds inside the busy shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Staff photo by David Leaming Forklift operator Wes Palmer moves large bags of seeds that will be distributed into smaller packs or shipped whole at the shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Seasonal employees, including Lindsay Peter, left, and Hailey Gilbert, fill seed orders inside the shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6. In back, Trevor Gurski scans the orders to confirm they are completely filled. The number of workers swells during the winter to get the seeds to gardeners worldwide.

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    Seasonal employees pack orders inside a huge shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6. At left, Tamara Ingersoll drops off a seed order she filled as Karen McLaughlin packs and labels the order.

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    Packer Falon Morin boxes orders of seeds at the busy shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6. The work is non-stop from the first of the year through April.

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    Staff photo by David Leaming Seasonal employee Susan Works stops to fill a seed order inside a huge shipping department warehouse at Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow on March 6.

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    Staff photo by David Leaming Seasonal employees walk between stacks of herb, flower and vegetable seeds filling orders that come from gardeners in New England, elsewhere in the United States and international customers. The first of the year 60 additional workers were hired to complete fulfillment work that runs through April.

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