For mushrooms, be sure to pick ones that are firm and not soggy or worm-ridden. Clean mushrooms straight away, cutting off any roots and brushing away grit, using a mushroom brush or knife. Don’t pick very small mushrooms, leave these to grow until fully grown for another picker or return later.
A Basket is a foraging essential. Plastic bags tend to encourage moisture and warmth – a big no-no for mushrooms, which will go soggy. Use a roomy basket instead to give your loot ample space to breathe.
Keep it to yourself! Swedes are notoriously secretive about their favourite mushroom spots, for fear of others coming to pick the spoils.