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Depends what seeds are, if it was me I' d get something you can sow now, that is def ok in a pot too, much more fun and more satisfying if they germinate and grow
If they're past their sow-by date they're less likely to germinate, that's all. Sow loads and a few will come up.
Fast growers include radishes, mustard/cress, nasturtiums, lettuce (at this time of year). Do some some carrots too as, although they take a couple of weeks tro get gloing they're so delicious straight out of the ground that they'll get hooked on growing! And how about pumpkins or some other squash? You're just about in time to get them going, they germinate quickly and - if you have the space - will produce vast fruit.
its a bit late for pumpkins. you can sow oriental leaves and salad lettuce leaves now.
I sowed some last Sunday and they have already germinated. I expect to be cutting them to use in salad in three weeks.
What are you planning on growing.?
Big seeds can be spaced apart in a tray or planted in its own pot (eg sunflowers or cucumbers). small seed like lettuce are better in a larger tray, scattered thinly.