Please help me identify this plant. Is it a weed?

Nottingham, MD

Hello everyone. I am a little baffled. I started a little watermelon patch and this plant popped up one day and has been growing and growing and growing. It is fuzzy to the touch and feels a little prickly around the blossoms. It leaves the smell of pepper on my hand as well. I was also growing a salad mix in this area before but this doesn't look like any of that. Can someone please tell me what this is? Should I remove It? I'm afraid it may rob my watermelon vines of their nutrients. This is all fresh Miracle Grow soul. Could there have been seeds in the mix?

Thanks so much.

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

It's some type of cucurbit e.g. squash or gourd.

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