There's a curse on our garden, and its name is Rabbit.
I thought hubby was going to cry. He planted 6.5 beds of onions and when they were tender little sprouts, rabbits went through the beds outside of the fenced part of the garden and systematically nipped off the stems of each one.
You can picture it: the *&^% critter nipped off one, went "YUCK!" and dropped it, then moved on to the next, nipped that, went "YUCK!" and dropped it, and so on down the line. It's like the scene in Chicken Run where Rocky fell into every single pie, except you sub in rabbit for Rocky, and decimated onion for pies. And it's not funny.
Here's one example of an onion that never recovered. You can see the part still in the ground at the tip of the circle hoe.
Simply Australian. I have to wonder how many non-Aussies are buying huge jars of Vegemite??