Rabbits are the second most complained about animal eating gardens after deer. In the springtime, when gardens are budding with fresh flowers and plants, rabbits will eat a surplus of greens; clover; wildflowers; and vegetable plants - not just carrots! But, in the wintertime, when natural resources become scarce, rabbits will eat similar foods to deer: twigs; buds; bushes; conifers; and remaining plants they find from home gardens.
To protect organic gardens in winter from rabbit damage, home gardeners will need to install 2-3 foot high metal fencing (typically hexagonal fencing) and trench the fence into the ground to prevent burrowing. Rabbits are pesky animals that will become major headaches in springtime; so, it's best to reduce the number of rabbits seen in gardens during the winter season.