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I read an article about " out of date" seeds and they suggested trying a sample on moist tissue to see if they germinate,( as you can see germination immediately) I'd never throw seeds out without giving them a go. I sowed some seeds of salad bowl lettuce a couple of weeks ago which were " sow before 2012" , and I'm very happy with the germination. Give it a go, but maybe nice and early so you've time to buy more should they fail.
I've a packet of sunflowers seeds which should have been sown by 2010 and still looking good. They germinated last year and the last of them will be sown this year.
Pea and bean seeds keep for several years. Parsnips and carrots don't!