I urged Larry to come see my vigorously growing cucumber plant with a huge bloom and lots of buds. He agreed it was wonderful, but not a cucumber. It was a gourd. I don't know how it got there because I didn't put gourd seeds in my tire towers. I didn't put gourd seeds there, either. But he was right; it was a gourd with a little gourd already on it. I pulled it up and put it in the compost bin.