Martha Stewart is helping celebrities like Antoni Porowski learn to garden on her new HGTV show 'Martha Knows Best'
- In Martha Stewart's new HGTV show "Martha Knows Best," the lifestyle expert shares her gardening hacks and advises her celebrity friends virtually.
- On Friday's series premiere, Antoni Porowski of "Queer Eye" appeared on the show, with Stewart giving him advice on how to grow plants on his New York City balcony.
- Porowski also took the time to apologize to Stewart for not tagging her in an Instagram post in December.
- "I was so offended, and I was even more offended because you didn't send me a thank-you note," Stewart told Porowski when he brought up the social-media faux pas.
Fans of Martha Stewart can get closer than ever to the lifestyle queen thanks to her new show, "Martha Knows Best."
Stewart has been quarantining on her farm in Bedford, New York, since March, where she has 150 acres of land.Now, she's sharing her tips for how to make the most of any outdoor space on her show. The first two episodes of the series aired on Friday at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET.
'Martha Knows Best' gives viewers an inside look at Stewart's massive farm and its unique featuresThe farm, like Martha herself, is one of a kind, and though it has things you'd expect, like chickens, it also has stranger additions — like 16 peacocks that live on her massive property.
In addition to sharing her gardening advice, and demonstrating her knowledge of everything from pH levels in soil to foods that help chickens lay eggs, Stewart takes calls in the episodes from fans and celebrities to help them with their gardening woes — including her good friend Snoop Dogg, who features in the second episode.
Other celebrities like Richard Gere, Lupita Nyong'o, and Hailey Baldwin Bieber will be appearing on the show as well.
On the series premiere, Stewart took a call from her friend Antoni Porowski of 'Queer Eye'Stewart connected with Porowski to give him advice on how to grow vegetables on the balcony of his New York City apartment, which can be a challenge.
Before they talked plants, Porowski had an apology to make. Porowski pointed out that they hadn't seen one another since Christmas, when Porowski attended Stewart's "famous Christmas party" as he put it.
He posted multiple photos of himself on her property on his Instagram after the event. However, he didn't initially tag Stewart in the post."Dear Antoni: This is Martha Stewart," Stewart commented on one of his posts at the time, where he posed in her stables. "You did not tag me on this photo of my stable, nor the photo of my beautiful dogs, Han, Qin, Bete Noir, and Creme Brulee."
"We are bummed about that because you have so many followers and you are [sic] my Christmas cookies!" Stewart added.
A post shared by Antoni Porowski (@antoni) on Dec 16, 2019 at 7:28am PST
Porowski has since tagged Stewart in the post, and apologized to her on his Instagram.But he still took the time to say sorry on Stewart's show. Before he could explain himself, though, Stewart jumped in.
He looked aghast at her comment, opening his mouth in what appeared to be shock.
"Martha, I will do better," Porowski said.She laughed in response, and the duo seemed to have made up.
'I want to have my own fresh chives,' Porowski said, regarding his new garden patio"When you buy them in the store, they turn brown and gross after a couple of days," he added.
He then showed Stewart his balcony, which faces north.
"That's a little bit of a challenge," she said of the direction. "I would want a southwest exposure for best growing.""Are you telling me I need to move?" Porowski joked.
Stewart and her gardener Ryan McCallister told Porowski he's better off growing greens, as they don't need as much light.
They also helped him plant his seeds, recommending that he fill half a big pot with bubble wrap to save money on soil.Once they got the plants potted, Porowski said it was "not bad for somebody that doesn't have any manners," referencing his social-media faux pas.
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