I enlarged the perimeter this Spring and put a fence in that I hope will slow down the rabbits. Last year rabbits were a plague. They ate 96 pepper plants, two plantings of peas, two plantings of beans, half of the kale and kohlrabi, damaged the winter wheat, ate a row of beets, and even ate some onions! The rabbits were everywhere. It was common to see 6-8 rabbits in the garden every morning, and I counted as many as 20 on my walk from the house to the garden. So something had to be done.
This fence is a mix of chicken wire, silt fence, and rabbit wire. I used the silt fence as an experiment last year and it worked very well. My hope is that the fence will slow down and discourage the rabbits, and I can plug leeks as I see them. It will be a challenge but I have to do something. I am also cutting brush outside of the perimeter to eliminate cover. The perimeter now measures 113' x 186'. I am also expanding the are under tillage and it should be 1/3 acre by the time I am done.