Restarting produce

Has anyone here ever tried to or had luck with restarting grocery store produce such as onions,celery,cabbage,etc.that has a root end? I have seen articles about cutting off the root end and putting it in a little water to restart the roots.Anyone tried it with any results?

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  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 03, 2017
    I was able to restart green onions in a small glass of water. I cut the ends with the roots off and left about 2" attached, and placed them into plain water. After about a week, I changed to water. After about 2 weeks, I started to see very fine "hair-like" roots that grew longer and longer until they were large enough to plant into soil. I kept changing out the water about once a week to keep it clean and fresh.
  • I do it all the time, I have stuff growing all over the place. Celery, onions, garlic, ginger, red peppers, carrots are a little difficult but still worth a try. I also have a couple sweet potatos going too.
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    • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Aug 05, 2017
      I like the sound of putting it in soil rather than water.Thanks again for your help.Nothing like getting more from your grocery money!
  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Aug 06, 2017
    Yes, start any of them in water, then transplant. It is fun and worth it.