Can pots be reused if previous roots grew down the wicks?

I was growing strawberry, chili, and tomato (one of each), and in all cases the roothairs grew down the wick and out into the water exactly like @hazelyeo photographed.

Now I want to grow the mix-set of herbs, but will they work? I cut off the roothairs of the previous occupants and pulled out what I could, but will any water come up the wicks now?

Or do I need new wicks?

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I have used wicks many times after this has happened without issue. You will know if it doesn’t work if after one day the pod is not wet, then it’s definitely time to change.

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Excellent news, thanks very much.

I experienced it as well on a regular basis when growing things. So far salads are the “worst” offenders and the question is usually not “if” but “how many roots”. No problems with the wicks so far, but they look a bit black at the ends.